ACEP‘s Wilderness Medicine Section

Wilderness Medicine

With the increasing popularity of outdoor and wilderness recreation, emergency physicians find themselves treating various conditions unique to the wilderness environment.

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October 19, 2021

Section Meeting at ACEP21

The Wilderness Medicine Section will be hosting its annual meeting in person during ACEP21 in Boston. A virtual option is also available to section members. Tuesday, October 26, 2021 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM...

October 18, 2021

Letter from the Chair

Hello friends, colleagues, and fellow wilderness explorers! I hope this letter finds all of you doing well as we slide right into the fall months. I’m not sure how time always seems to pass so fast, b...

October 18, 2021

Are Ultramarathon Races More Dangerous Than We Thought?

Participation in ultraendurance races has rapidly gained popularity over the past two decades. Although delayed from the continuously increasing participation rate in marathon running, ultramarathons ...

October 18, 2021

North Cascades Adventure

I pulled into the parking lot, just a glimmer of sun visible in the pre-dawn darkness. Only one other car was in sight, which meant my 4:30am wakeup and 30 minute drive to the Wilderness Information ...

October 18, 2021

Misadventures in the Mountains

I spent most of my early life living on the flatlands where the adventurous would summit upwards of 6000 ft. These could be arduous journeys to be certain but lacked the constant spectre of hypobaric...

October 18, 2021

Fellows' Corner

Meet Alex Herndon, MD, Wilderness Medicine Fellow at University of California, Irvine; Ty Stannard, MD, Wilderness Medicine Fellow at Virginia Tech- Carilion School of Medicine and Tina Drake, MD, Wil...

Wilderness Medicine Photo Contests

Catch slide shows of stunning landscapes and thrilling wilderness adventures from our members.

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